Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] Wireshark Does Not Detect a Detection Device

From: Guy Harris <guy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2006 18:20:24 -0700

On Aug 1, 2006, at 5:44 AM, M M wrote:

I have installed Wireshark on an XP SP1 machine that uses a Linksys PCI wireless card. I don't recall the card's model number but it is new (purchased last week). The card is working fine and is connected to my Linksys router. However, Winshark does not detect any "detection device" on this machine

I assume by "detection device" you mean a device on which you can capture traffic.

What happens if you install WinDump:


and run "windump -D"?  Does it list any devices?

If not, this is almost certainly a WinPcap problem, and you should report it to the WinPcap developers: